Booking Extras

You can add all sorts of things to your break below are some examples but do call us if you require more details.

Some of these businesses will have worked at the house previously so will have no problem helping with your arrangements.

Local Ale

If you fancy being 'landlord' during your stay in the Big Pink House, then why not arrange a barrel of local ale?

Local Ale can be arranged from the fantastic Hesket Newmarket Brewery.

If you would like to take advantage of this facility you must add "Local Ale Setup" as an option when placing your booking with us. After booking further information will be sent with the tasting notes and price list of the beers. As a guide the price of the beer works out at approx. £2.00-£2.50 per pint (depending upon the type you select) and including the setup.  

The beer is supplied via our licensed Skiddaw View Shop and you can have up to 2 barrels connect at the bar. Your beer will be delivered and setup in advance of your arrival and we will ensure that the lines and pumps are all clean and ready for your stay.

Please note it is essential that if you arrange beer without the setup you will not be able to access your barrels.

If you have any queries about the local ale, delivery, set up etc. please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Colmore Catering Services

Unit 3 Chapel Place, Denton Holme Trade Centre, Carlisle, CA2 5DF
Tel: 01228 521886 | 07811246252

Colmore Catering Services offer 'in situ' part of fully catered services for breakfasts (Full English or Continental), hot or cold luncheons and two/three course evening meals.

For prices and more information, please contact Kath Routledge.


Independent Adventure specialises in offering archery; this ancient hunting technique has developed into an elegant and addictive pastime which is this perfect activity for group events. Independent Adventure provides all the equipment along with a trained instructor.

Archery can be arranged at the Big Pink House for more information call Darren at Independent Adventure on: 01228 420 123 or vist:

Hot Tub Hire

Cumbria Hot Tub Hire offers the facility to hire a hot tub which can be delivered and set up at the Big Pink House for your enjoyment during your stay.

For more information about Hot Tub hire for the Big Pink House, please contact Cumbria Hot Tub Hire on 07810764692 or by visiting:

Gillians Celebration Cakes

Gillians Celebration Cakes offer will find traditional style cakes along with some inspirational ideas. All of the cakes are made from premium ingredients by their experience team to produce the highest quality cakes, ideal for your celebration. Gillians Celebration Cakes also offers delivery to the Big Pink House to ensure that your cake is ready for your own celebration at the Big Pink House.

For information call 01697 371478 or visit:

The Lakes Catering Company

The Lakes Catering Company provides home cooked, local produce, imaginative menus, stylish dishes and caters for all, from private parties having your very own chef and waiting-on staff to corporate events in the Lake District area. Cumbria.

Tel: 01539446100


Discover Lakeland

Guided Tours

Discover Lakeland offer friendly and informative tours of Cumbria. Make the most of your stay in the Lake District by using the services of an experienced guide to:

  • Seek out the hidden treasures of Cumbria
  • Explain features of interest along the way
  • Regale you with stories about local characters
  • Show you where to enjoy the best views and scenery
  • Recommend the best places to eat and drink

For more information visit:

Tel: 01228 562096 or 07557 915 855

Order your groceries online...

If you don't feel like having to grocery shopping after your arrival at the Big Pink House, why don’t you use either or to deliver your groceries? You can order your groceries from home and schedule delivery.

However you must ensure that you arrange your groceries to be delivered at time when you are sure you will be in at the Big Pink House.

Order your groceries online now at:

Takeaway Food

Maybe you just don’t fancy cooking one night, then how about The Alternative Takeaway at Wigton?

The Alternative Takeaway sell a range of takeaway foods including: Pizzas, Kebabs, Chicken and Burgers, plus they will also deliver right to the Big Pink House. You can see their full menu on their website:

The Alternative Takeaway, 35 High Street, Wigton, CA7 9NJ

To place an order or for enquires you can call: 016973 42949

As a guest of the Big Pink House, if your order is £25.00 or more The Alternative Takeaway will deliver your food to the house free of charge!

To take advantage of this offer please call 016973 42949, full menus are available within the house.

Lake District Paintball

Lake District Paintball offers action packed paintball games in their own 400 acre wood. Located between Keswick and Penrith, Lake District Paintball offer specialised packages for large groups and team building events. Lake District Paintball is open all year around with sessions available in the morning and afternoon plus evening sessions in the summertime.

Find out more about Lake District Paintball.